I had to skip my usual Tuesday night run with the group for my first adult beer league softball game. My school put a team together for the first time and jumped at the chance, but I was SOOOO nervous the entire day leading up to the game. Like butterflies in my stomach! I played all through grade school and high school, including summer ball, but that was 10+ years ago! I was so worried I would strike out and embarrass myself.
So I worried about it all day and thought everyone would be better than me... and finally game time came and it was SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!! Everyone made mistakes, we all goofed around, and we all had a blast! Most importantly (to me at the moment) is that I didn't strike out! Now, I didn't get on base all game, but I didn't K, so that's good enough for me :) We'll see what this week brings.
In terms of running, I knocked out a hilly 5 miler with the group Thursday night and was sore all day Friday from it. My quads were just about as sore as after the marathon. Insane!! I don't know if it is the fact I took four days off from running, or the fact that I sprinted faster than I've ever run in my entire life (sub 8) to meet the group since I was 25+ mins late... Either way, Friday was painful.
This morning we knocked out 14 miles and even though I was nervous about it, I started slow and felt fine the entire time. I got pretty hungry about mile 9, but other than that, I was good. It's weird how a few weeks ago I ran a half marathon with no fuel and felt fantastic, but this morning I felt like crap at mile 9 with starving hunger pains. Weird.
Other than that, three of my running bffs have decided to run their first full marathon this fall! WOOOHOOO!! So Amanda and I will join them for our second :) I'm so excited! We've decided to run Grand Rapids this year since we rocked out Detroit last year (it's the same weekend in October).
Marathon training is officially on!!